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  • California pushes back amid fears of Trump immigration crackdown January 19, 2018
    State officials on Thursday blasted the Trump administration over reports of an imminent immigration enforcement sweep of Northern California and said new state laws will make such action more difficult. California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra warned employers he is prepared to seek fines if they...
    Patrick McGreevy, Jazmine Ulloa
  • Horrific details emerge as Perris parents accused of holding 13 kids captive are charged with torture January 19, 2018
    A couple in Perris beat, strangled and shackled their children for years, the abuse escalating from neglect to torture over time, prosecutors said Thursday. Formal charges were announced Thursday against the parents accused of abusing their 13 children inside their Perris home. David Turpin, 56,...
    Paloma Esquivel, Sonali Kohli , Joseph Serna
  • Ed Moses, 'Cool School' painter who helped forge L.A.'s art scene, dies at 91 January 19, 2018
    When he was 90 years old, preparing for a 2016 exhibition of new work, Ed Moses zipped across the courtyard of his Los Angeles art studio in a paint-spattered wheelchair and stained Birkenstocks. The artist, who was still working every day, jerked his chair to a stop at a row of enormous canvases,...
    Deborah Vankin, Suzanne Muchnic
  • UCLA fraternities ban booze at in-house events January 18, 2018
    UCLA fraternities no longer can host parties with alcohol at their houses, the university’s student-led Interfraternity Council announced Wednesday. A collection of fraternity leaders “self-proposed an indefinite ban on events involving alcohol that take place within IFC chapter facilities,” and...
    Sonali Kohli
  • San Diego State lecturer who made disparaging remarks to a white student will not teach next semester January 18, 2018
    A San Diego State lecturer who made disparaging remarks about white people won’t be teaching during the spring semester, the university said in a statement to the Union-Tribune. University officials would not confirm a story in campus newspaper the Daily Aztec that Oscar Monge had been scheduled...
    Gary Robbins
  • Blaze Bernstein's parents speak out: 'Bring goodness to the world' in their son's name January 18, 2018
    Blaze Bernstein never formally came out to his parents as gay. But they had an idea. When his mother, Jeanne Pepper Bernstein, tried to broach the subject, Blaze brushed her off and preferred to remain quiet. It was understandable, the parents said. He was still trying to explore his identity and...
    Cindy Carcamo
  • Couple invested $50 million in L.A.'s neediest kids and it made them richer January 18, 2018
    Melanie Lundquist, a philanthropist from Palos Verdes Estates, stood in the hall near the principal’s office at Santee Education Complex near downtown Los Angeles. Jaden Pitts, a 17-year-old senior from South L.A., happened to be walking by. He is a Lundquist fellow, which means he’s no slouch....
    Steve Lopez
  • From the Archives: Thirty-five lakes created in Newberry Springs January 18, 2018
    Retired Marine Eugene Cowell raised fish in his lake to restock other nearby lakes. Cowell told staff photographer John Malmin that catfish come to the surface and eat hamburger from the hand of his wife, Bobbie. Staff writer Richard West reported in the May 10, 1965, Los Angeles Times: NEWBERRY–Tapping...
    Scott Harrison
  • Kevin Spacey facing third criminal sex crime investigation by London's Met Police January 18, 2018
    Actor Kevin Spacey is apparently the subject of a third sex crime investigation by London’s Metropolitan Police. Spacey, 58, the former artistic director of the Old Vic theater in London, was not named directly by the Metropolitan Police in a statement to The Times. But the department did say it...
    Richard Winton
  • Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes north of Santa Rosa, Calif. January 18, 2018
    A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening two miles from Castle Rock Springs, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:55 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 13 miles from Clearlake, 14 miles...
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